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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired, driver’s license and criminal information checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances. The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

The ACE Team works on speed reduction and DWI enforcement within Brunswick County and surrounding counties in cooperation with multi-agency traffic safety grant funded programs.

Deputies patrolled the following communities: River Sea Plantation, St. James, Windsor Park, Lakewood Estates, Snee Farm, Stoney Creek Plantation, Lanvale Trace and Lanvale Forest.

ACE deputies issued 47 citations and charges from Feb. 3-March 1, including: one aid and abet driving while impaired citation, three driving while license revoke citations, 12 no operator’s license citations, 20 speed violations, one child restraint violation, two careless and reckless citations and two open container citations.

Seven people were charged including:

•Shelley D. Hewett, 39, address not available; charged with driving while impaired.

•Charles Curtis Stevens, 53, of 1535 Bricklanding Road, Shallotte; charged with aiding and abetting Shelley Hewett in driving under the influence of an impairing substance by allowing her to drive.

•Paul J. Reeves, 28, address not available; charged with driving while impaired.

•James D. Vereen, 50, address not available; charged with driving while impaired.

•Ernest Lynwood Carroll Jr., 45, of 6140 Carolina Beach Road Trail 20, Wilmington; charged with driving while impaired and possession of an open container of alcohol.

•Terry Allen Davis, 52, of 360 Buck Creek Drive, Longs, S.C.; charged with driving while impaired and no operator’s license.

•Elbert L. Johnson, 57, address not available; charged with driving while impaired.

•Mark T. Patrick, 23, address not available; charged with driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving and open container.